Patient Resources

NKF Cares

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and caregivers. Speak with a trained professional who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. We speak Spanish, too (Hablamos Español). NKF Cares is available Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Call toll-free at 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) or email

Peers Support

Have you recently been diagnosed and need someone to talk to? This new program matches patients in need of support with peer mentors who are positive role models.

Ask the Doctor

Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.


Diet and nutrition are an important part of living well with kidney disease.


Get the facts on dialysis in our comprehensive A to Z guide or watch as four dialysis patients, aged 9-70, share their experiences.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. Learn more about kidney disease, including risk factors, symptoms, and important prevention tips.

Patient & Family Resources

Links to valuable information for kidney patients and their families.

Emergency Resources

NKF provides the information you need to help prepare for, respond to, and cope with emergencies.

Join the NKF Family

There is a free NKF group dedicated to meeting your needs. Find out which one is right for you.

A-Z Health Guide

Your comprehensive guide to kidney disease and related conditions and topics.